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Moving from a concept to a funded project is a technical process that requires specific skills and a careful structuring of data and information. Different financiers have separate application procedures, and their templates are structured and phrased differently. Developing a project proposal is a significant undertaking and there is a great deal of competition for funds. Organizing your information and developing a list of what you need for your proposal will not only facilitate the proposal development process, but will help you create a more bankable application that is more likely to be funded.
This guide distills lessons learned from mentoring experiences, and provides common elements in project proposal documents, project design, and implementation arrangements. It is suggested to answer the end-of-chapter question as a way of digesting the information in the chapter.
According to the 'Joint Report on MDB Climate Finance 2012,' the multilateral development banks (MDBs) spent nearly US$27 billion to address climate change during the 2012 fiscal year, with over US$21 billion dedicated to mitigation and almost US$6 billion to adaptation. From these resources, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have contributed to US$2 billion.